JPJ claims that fake driving license scams are still common online
Road transport department (JPJ), which stated that the scam involving fake driving licenses is still being used on social media, has advised the public not to fall for [...]. The post JPJ: Driving licence frauds continue.
Road transport department (JPJ), which says the scam involving fake driving licenses is still widespread on social media, has once again warned the public not to fall for such offers.
M. Janagarajan, deputy director-general (management), said that forged licences, also known by lesen terbang or flying licences, can spell trouble, because they are invalid. Bernama reports"Actually, this issue is not about a 'flying license'.Forgery is the real problem. The licence is not valid. This is a fraud committed by scammers. The 'licence' does not have a record and does not exist in the JPJ system. He said that a driver who obtains a license by this method doesn't have a valid license and should remember that it is fake.
These scammers use social media to advertise that the document is valid, while in reality it is not valid. Some victims pay money and, if they are lucky, get a fake license. However, victims complain that the scammer's account has been closed and cannot be traced after payment is made," he said.
He stated that the fake driving license can only be used for a limited time and is not valid for renewal.
Janagarajan stated that the department has identified many victims to these licence scammers and that action is being taken through JPJ's driving license integrity department. He stated that suspects who enfraud the public would be prosecuted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, (MCMC), and the police.
There have been many posts on social media offering "convenient" services and illegal driving licenses for some time. These include vehicle ownership transfers without the original owner's registration documents, renewal of expired road tax without a Puspakom inspection and the possibility for a buyer not to sit for the theory or practical exams in order to obtain a driving license.
These fake licenses are popping up all over the world, including Australia. Last April, a Malaysian woman was arrested for driving in New South Wales with a fake Malaysian driver’s licence. Later in the year, three other Malaysians were arrested for similar offenses.